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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The minute we decided to come back to visit Africa again we reserved our spot at Butiama Beach. The place is simple and basic but has everything you need and then some. It is the perfect place if you need to get away to somewhere peaceful and quiet. We were there for 2 weeks and dived 10x and 14 x...

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the best beach lodges I have stayed at in TZ and is a credit to owners, Maura and Moice - their hard work and attention to detail shows throughout all aspects of Butiama. The staff are fabulous - well trained in their jobs and very attentive to the guests. The food was excellent - lots of...

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Newton, Ma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I agree that the whale shark proximity makes the place. Unfortunately the place claims to have a dive shop. While they technically do it isn't on site and is a 20-30 minute drive that they charge you for as well. Rooms are big and comfortable. Food is perfectly fine. I know it is cultural but people serving you food should...

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San Salvador
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Butiama Beach provided a great setting for a grand family vacation in Tanzania. The day trip organized by the hotel are well organized and priced smart. The drink and food service is excellent, particularly during dinner. In terms of the snack/light fare is good, but is not comparable to the culinary experience of Dinner. The bathroom amenities are great (Inaya...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed October 28, 2016

Butiama is a nice lodge on Mafia Island, the rooms are simple but functional, and the views are perfectly relaxing. Moise & Maura run the lodge, we didn't see much of Maura but her husband Moise was kind and helpful. The rest of the staff were friendly and quick to say hello and ask how you're doing during your stay....

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Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We visited Butiama twice because we like it so much. The beautiful rooms with seaview, the food and the hospitality where just as good as our first visit. Considering the isolation of Mafia island it's really something to be able to offer this constant quality of service, rooms, day trips, and drinks (try the cocktails!). Besides the whale sharks, the...

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Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Butiama is more expensive but worth it if you can possibly stretch to it. Everything is tastefully finished by lovely Maura and Moyes and the staff are so friendly and helpful. Huge smiles. We always left our beautiful, quiet, private, beachfront bungalow unlocked with absolutely no concerns. Great day trips, floor less organisation. Picked up and dropped off from the...

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Tanzania
Reviewed March 30, 2016

This hotel comes highly recommended. We were greeted warmly at the airport and at the hotel. The flight across in a small plane from Dar was easy to arrange. The hotel is 10 minutes from the airport and free transfers are provided. The location is lovely - beach front, with just a few fishermen around. It's very peaceful. The rooms...

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed March 6, 2016

We stayed at Butiama for 5 nights after a week safari in Tanzania. Mafia Island is best reached by plane from Dar es Salaam (30 minute flight). We were met by people from Butiama at tiny Mafia Airport. Our stay was amazing! You pay quite some money, but if you can afford, it is definitely worth every cent! Food is...

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Fowey, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 26, 2016

We stayed here for a week at the end of a Tanzanian trip specifically to chill out after a hectic time at home and on holiday. The room was absolutely lovely although we had to ask for an extra fan as the nights were extremely hot. The breakfasts were really nice and you can get a cafetiere of coffee if...

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Come and experience true relaxation with us at Butiama Beach. Our unspoiled location in a tropical palm grove on the beach has everything you need to unwind, let go, and be yourself. Watch the whale sharks come to feed as the morning sun glints on the turquoise surface of the Indian Ocean. Sail to a pristine sandbank in a traditional dhow, snorkel and dive at some of the richest reefs in the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Butiama Beach

Address: Msufini, Kilindoni | PO Box 47, Mafia Island 0202020, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
Price Range: $297 - $303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Choose a room close to the beach for a great view & the sounds of the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles ORO184, Oct 28, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the front (closest to the ocean, best views)”
 of 5 bubbles JensC725, Mar 6, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 3 and 4 have beautiful sea views.”
 of 5 bubbles 761jeanned, Jan 22, 2016 | Read review
“All the bungalows are great.”
 of 5 bubbles Jasond677, Dec 28, 2015 | Read review
“Front row rooms 1-4 are the best”
 of 5 bubbles NielsK999, Dec 22, 2015 | Read review
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